The best tips for finding time for self-care as a busy mom.
Finding time for self-care as a busy mom is a struggle. Which is why it is something I have become passionate about practicing and encouraging other moms to do the same.
Every Sunday night, after the kids are tucked in bed, I put on a face mask Sitting down in my bathroom, I light a candle and relax with the mask on. I cannot remember when I started this regular rhythm but it now is regularly ingrained in me. There is something about carefully covering my face with the dark black charcoal mask, sitting for 15 minutes, and then washing it off that feels refreshing. I breathe a little deeper. In my mini makeshift spa of the bathroom, all of the other cares drift away.
It is so simple, it almost feels silly or unnecessary to talk about but I know it is important. I know this because I know how self-care can get a bad rapt. There were seasons of motherhood, I pushed off any thoughts of a face mask let alone creating a mini spa in the bathroom. Instead, I became the martyr. I pushed through when it wasn’t necessary and often grumbled under my breath about needing a break.
However, here is the honest truth I did not realize, moms we have to make the time for self-care. No one else is going to do it but us. So it’s time to lay aside our martyr dome and grumbling, and take steps forward.
How do you practice self-care as a mom in the thick of it? Read the rest of the post over at Ruthie Gray.